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Most Damage Assessments Complete, Rebuilding Cost Still Unknown

March 25, 2006 - Posted at 12:37 p.m. CST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ As President Bush adds 27 Missouri

counties to a disaster declaration, damage assessments from the

storms that killed nineteen this month are nearly done.

Federal and state inspectors now say more then

three-thousand-200 homes were damaged or destroyed by the waves of

tornadoes and violent storms that pounded the state.

Surveys remain to be done in one section of Missouri.

State emergency officials still don't know how much the damage

will cost.

Matt Barton of the Missouri Department of Insurance says the

state asked the top 25 insurance carriers to voluntarily report

their estimated losses and it's awaiting those results.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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